2022 Martin - Custom Shop Super D - Guatemalan Rosewood
No. 8224. Includes deluxe Martin Badged black Tolex hardshell case with key, owner's booklet, end pin (never inserted) and hang tags- just as it was when purchased new. Comes from a HUGE unplayed collection, smoke free climate controlled home.
This gorgeous Custom Shop Martin is the best, warmest-loudest-sweetest sounding modern Martin Dreadnaught we've ever heard!!! It's really remarkable, and wonderful. This "is" the one!
While Martin has previously produced a slightly oversized instrument in the form of the D-45S Authentic 1936 inspired by an instrument from the C.F. Martin Museum Collection, this Super Dreadnought (The Super D) is now the largest body size in Martin’s product line. It has an internal air volume approximately twenty percent greater than the standard Dreadnought, which effectively boosts the bass output while maintaining accurate mid and treble frequencies. It also includes a new proprietary bracing pattern to maximize tone and volume. The Super D consistently tests near 12dB above the standard Dreadnought, making the volume gain all the more impactful. The Super D can achieve an extended dynamic range with more volume and with less effort than any other instrument bearing the C.F. Martin logo. The outward appearance is proportional and remains true to the legendary Dreadnought shape. Standard scale length and standard depth allow this special new design to be easily played by artists of all skill levels and across a multitude of music genres.
When you dig in to playing the Super D with a heavy hand, you get that top moving and air coming out of this acoustic like you wouldn't believe. Don't be hung up on the slightly larger body, the guitar features a very comfortable modified low oval profile on the mahogany neck with a high performance taper that makes it a slim "C" - very easy to play for extended periods! If you need a Martin that will pump you through the mix like a cannon - the Super D is it! (seem to recall my girlfriend my Freshman year was called "Super D........or maybe "Double D".......long time ago & memory fades. Wonder where she is??)
BODY SIZE: SD-14 Fret FINISH TOP: Gloss CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint BACK AND SIDE FINISH: Gloss BRACING PATTERN: X Brace SCALE LENGTH: 25.4" BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4'' TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce with VTS NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval BACK MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper SIDE MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood ELECTRONICS: None STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium MA550T
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle BINDING: Antique White BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32" TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Tri-Color Herringbone BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Bone PICKGUARD: Tortoise Pattern BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Tortoise Pattern PICKGUARD INLAY: None SADDLE: Compensated Bone ROSETTE: Multi-Stripe SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce BRACE SIZE: 5/16" BACK DETAIL: 3 Piece BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Zig-Zag BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe HEELCAP: Antique White ENDPIECE: Antique White ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: African Ebony FINISH NECK: Satin FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8'' NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Diamond and Square Long Pattern NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20 FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret SIDE DOTS: White
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond. Inlaid logo- NOT decal. TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood KNOB: Butterbean HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: CFM Script Inlay NUT MATERIAL: Bone HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None